You get what you purchase. It's not real but it's certainly not cheap. It's a really good and affordable gold plated piece with Cubic Zirconian stones. You could pay $50 for some cheap version that will break and fake quick and look horrible or you could get this and really have a solid purchase. Ultimately, you get what you paid for, pay for $50 for a cheap chain, $250 from here for a good chain, or thousands and thousands of dollars for the real deal.